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DÍA 01: IQUITOS/LODGE

We start our adventure of the Peruvian forest at the Iquitos City Airport, from there we will transport in a modern and comfortable air-conditioned minivan traveling on a nice highway to the town of Nauta.
Nauta was the first township founded by the Spanish at the Maranon River’s bank. The trip takes approximately 1.30 hours, a 97 km journey. In Nauta we will take boats, which belong to the lodge, to visit the Ucayali and Maranon River, where the Amazon River is born, from here we have a spectacular sight of the forest because of the 100 foot high watching tower, next we will go on with our trip to the lodge for lunch and accommodation. In the afternoon, we will go on a hike through the rainforests that surround the lodge, to appreciate rainforest flora and fauna; depending on the weather conditions, we are able to observe a beautiful sunset.
Dependant on night time climate conditions, we will make an excursion by boat to observe night animals and insects; also enjoyable is hearing the various sounds that come from the forest, later we will be back to the lodge for dinner and resting.

DAY 02: PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE / LODGE

At dawn, we will make a small hike through the forest around the lodge, searching for birds to observe, followed by breakfast back at the lodge.
Immediately after, we will go to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve where we register our entry and then continue out journey into the reserve.
In our visit to the reserve we will make a special excursion to observe the gray and pink dolphin down the Yanayacu River, in addition we will be in contact with the vast variety of flora and fauna that the reserve offers.
Something that immediately catches our attention is the black waters of the rivers, which reflects with such an identical image, the sky, the clouds, the bank’s vegetation, the huge trees, that the tourists have the sensation of traveling between mirrors; this is why the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is known as the “jungle of the mirrors”.
At noon we will stop to have our box lunch.
We will visit Japon and Plantano lakes (cochas), with a great variety of palms, large trees and a beautiful landscape. At this place, we can make a variety of activities, dependant on the tourist, such as canoe rides, piranha fishing, and identification of plants, bird watching or maybe just relaxing with a nice cool swim in one of the lakes.
At the end of the day, we will back to the lodge for dinner and resting.

DAY 03: RIVERBANK VILLAGE/ IQUITOS

After breakfast we will visit a riverbank village to observe the lifestyle and daily activities of the people, such as hunting, gathering, fishing or agriculture, we can also collaborate with the community development buying typical souvenirs hand made by the natives, made of seeds and a vegetable ivory called tagua.
Immediately after lunch we go out to the Iquitos City Airport or hotel.

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Note: This program can vary due to weather conditions.

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Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Price: From US$ 222
Starting point: Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios
Ending point: Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios
Tour Type: Ecology, nature watching and hikes

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours

Itinerary

DAY 01: Puerto Maldonado – Explorer’s Inn

Reception at the airport, transfer to our offices and then to the port to embark on a boat with an outboard motor, and travel across the Tambopata River for approximately 3 hours. If the weather allows it, we will go by bus to a native community where we will embark on a boat for just a 1 hour 30 minute-long trip approximately. On the way we will be able to appreciate caimans, turtles, aquatic birds, etc., and will have a cold snack.

We will be greeted with a welcoming cocktail at our arrival in the Explorer’s Inn. After a short rest we will set off on a short hike to a small lagoon, from where we will continue towards Sunset Point on time to watch an unforgettable sunset in the forest. At dusk we will board once again the boat and watch the caimans in the river with the help of torches. Once back at the inn we will have supper in the company of the resident naturalists, who will be at our disposition to absolve any question regarding the Amazon forest and the Tambopata Reserved Zone.

DAY 02: Explorer’s Inn

Early in the morning we will have breakfast and set out led by a resident naturalist on a 5 and a half-kilometre long hike up to the Cocococha Lagoon; on the way we will have the chance of watching exotic plants and insects, butterflies and multicoloured birds, monkeys and, with a little luck, also some major mammals. At the lagoon we will have canoes at our disposition for a short tour to watch the rich and varied wild fauna on its shores. Back at the inn we will have lunch perhaps rather late and will have the afternoon free to rest or enjoy some independent activity.

DAY 03: Explorer’s Inn – Puerto Maldonado

We will have breakfast before dawn to then embark on our trip back to the city and enjoy an unforgettable sunrise in the forest; once in the City of Puerto Maldonado, we will be transferred to the airport in order to board our departing flight.

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Day 01: Cusco – Pilcopata We leave the city of Cusco.-

very early by bus in the direction of the village of Acjanaco , on the journey we will pass through Andean mountains, beautiful landscapes, rural communities such Paucartambo and Ninamarca, there you can admire still intact the ancestral tombs known as chullpas which belong to the pre-inca culture “lupacas”.

Following with the journey will pass by the village called Acjanaco, entrance to the NATIONAL PARK MANU, where we will descend to the leafy cloudy forest, which lodges a big variety of flora and wild fauna. From here we walk within the cloud forest in order to assess the national bird of Peru, the colorful Cock of the Rock (also see among the trees toucans, trogons, quetzales, monkeys and, with luck the spectacled bear of South America), after take delight in the beauty of the forest we will continue our trek to reach the valley of Pilcopata where we will spend the first night.

 

Day 02: Pilcopata – Tambo Blanquillo.-

Early in the morning we will begin our adventure by walking through the amazon forest, we will have the opportunity to visit local agricultural plantations as coca, pineapple, cassava, and other niche products. While we walk towards the tourist port “Atalaya” we will observe a big variety local exotic birds, and later embark in a engine boat to begin our passage across the river Madre de Dios for 4 hours up to coming to ” El Albergue Blanco”. At nightfall we will take a short walk accompanied by our flashlights in search of owls, frogs and some insects such as tarantulas and other nocturnal animals.

 

Day 03: Tambo Blanquillo – Colpa de loros.-

Very early in the morning at the first light of the day, we will go to the colpa (a wall of clay with a high content of mineral salts) of parrots, Here we will place in a suitable platform to await the hundreds parrots and noisy parakeets arrival that comes in order to eat clay and complete their final diet. After this fantastic show, we will continue to explore the lush primary forest in search of some wild pigs and monkeys. Afterwards, in the evening we can explore the forest and the lake with our flashlights looking for some alligators.

 

Day 04: Tambo Blanquillo – Boca Manu.-

This day we will have a tour of the amazon jungle to contemplate some animals in their daily routines, we will visit some lakes and we’re going to the highest area of this place to see the thickness of the jungle from a wider point. In the afternoon we will go to our hostel in Boca Manu where stay overnight.

 

Day 05: Boca Manu – Atalaya.-

After a great breakfast we continue our trip by the Madre de Dios river in our comfortable boat, trying to fish and enjoy the warm waters. Having have lunch we arrived at the port of Atalaya, where we will spend the last night.

Day 06: Atalaya – Cusco.-

Very early in the morning we will return to the city of Cusco

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INCLUDED

  • Professional Guide (English and Spanish).
  • Bus transport and private boat with safety equipment.
  • Entrance fee the hideaway for the cock of the rock.
  • Entrance fee the hideaway colpa of parrots.
  • Entrance fee the white lake.
  • Shelters and tents camp with complete equipment for overnight.
  • First aid kit.
  • Complete food included (breakfast, lunch and dinner with option vegetarian).
  • Long boots rubber and involvement
  • Books of flora and fauna of the amazon and the listing of plants and animals.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Drinks and extra expenses.
  • Income to spring baths S/ 5.00 .

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Personal documents (passport).
  • Light clothes shirts of cotton long sleeve
  • Sleeping bag. • Flashlight.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Bottle and tablets to purify water.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Long pants.
  • Short pants.
  • Rain clothing.
  • Slippers or sandals to relax the feet in the camp.
  • A cap or hat.
  • Personal medications
  • Good binoculars
  • Portable knife.
  • Personal equipment
  • Toiletries
  • Camera.
  • Certificate of vaccination against yellow fever (essential)
  • Extra cash.
  • Put your clothes in plastic bags

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This is a new tour being offered by WASAI Lodge and Expeditions to offer a genuine rainforest wilderness experience and an excellent opportunity to see some of the wildlife that Tambopata is famous for. A complete program which combines the comfort of beautiful lodges with the experience to spend a night camping in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park.

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Day 1:Arrive in the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado.-

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge. After a refreshing drink you will make the 4 hour journey up the Tambopata River into the primary rainforest of the Tambopata Reserve Zone with the opportunity to see local communities and wildlife along the banks of the river. You will arrive at the WASAI Tambopata Lodge in the late afternoon. After refreshments you will go on a short introductory walk into the forest . In the evening you will go on a night walk to look for some of the nocturnal creatures of the forest.

Day 2:

You will wake before dawn and cross the Tambopata River to walk to the parrot clay lick on the banks of the River Gato. You will watch parrots and parakeets gather and feed on the clay. On the walk you may see animals such as monkeys and other interesting plants and insects.

After breakfast you can relax in the beautiful surroundings of the lodge, go fishing or swim in a nearby waterfall. After lunch you will make the 1 hour journey further up the River Tambopata into the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. This journey is an excellent opportunity to see birds and animals such as capybara, jaguar and large caiman. You will arrive at the site of the Chuncho Collpa in the late afternoon and establish camp on the river beach. You will watch the sun set and can swim in the river or have a go at.

catching some of the abundant fish. In the night you will attempt to see animals visiting the clay river banks to eat clay – and the animals that hunt them such as jaguar and caiman.

Day 3:

You will wake at dawn to the sound of Howler Monkeys and hundreds of parakeets wheeling through the red morning sky. You will watch several species of macaw and many species of parrots and parakeets gather to eat clay in the first few hours after sunrise. You will have a simple breakfast on the beach followed by a short walk through the forest to look for birds and animals.

You will travel back down the river to the WASAI Tambopata Lodge for a late breakfast. Ethno botanical trekking leaning about medicinal plants. Lunch. In the afternoon guided trekking through one of the trails or if you prefer you can relax, go fishing or swimming or visit a local community. After an evening meal you will go out onto the river to get a close view of caiman ( alligators).

Day 4:

You will have breakfast and then make the journey back down the Tambopata River to Puerto Maldonado. You will arrive at WASAI Maldonado Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will Travel Down the Madre de Dios River and from there walk through the forest to the tranquil and beautiful Lake Sandoval.

At the lake your guide will paddle you in a wooden canoe to look for Giant River Otters and birds such as Hoatzin and Aningha. You will walk back through the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures of the forest and them travel back to the lodge for a final evening meal.

Day 5:

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

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DAY 01:

We leave Cusco early in the morning in one of our vehicles. Approximately mid-morning we visit the interesting tombs of Ninamarca, commonly known as “Chullpas”. We continue to Paucartambo, a picturesque Spanish colonial town, and then to the Acjanacu pass, which marks the beginning of the Cultural Zone of Manu Biosphere Reserve. Here, a thick cloak of clouds provides perpetual humidity and makes an ideal habitat for epiphytic plants such as bromeliads. This varied and fascinating world is home of the Cock of the Rock, Spectacled Bear, Orchids, Tree Ferns (one of the oldest living plants), mosses and lichens. This cloud forest exists between 2,000 and 3,500 m.a.s.l. and at least 50% of the plant species found here are endemic to this region. Overnight at our “Orquídeas de San Pedro Lodge”.

DAY 02:

Today we wake up very early to observe the Cock of the Rock (Rupicola peruviana), Peru’s national bird from a platform. The male birds are a vibrant reddish orange, and as many as several dozen come together for an exhibition of a mating ritual dance in a place called Lek. The males display their crest, showing off and posturing for the females. The females, fewer in number, watch to select the most suitable males. After breakfast we continue in our vehicle (*1) down the narrow road between waterfalls and canyons toward the town of Pilcopata (*2) and then to Atalaya Port. here we board our covered, outboard motor boat and head down the Alto Madre de Dios River for approximately 15 minutes toward our private reserve of “Erika” a comfortable / rustic lodge owned also by Manu Adventures where we will hike through the interesting trail system that this transitional area between high and low jungle offers. Overnight at the lodge.

*1 Free Option: Here in Pilcopata town we will make the final settings for a 1 ½ river rafting (class I and II) trip down the Koshñipata River where we will have the opportunity for a dip and of course enjoy the spectacular view of the Koñeq Canyon.

*2 New!!! Option: We walk through the trail that leads us to the observation platform located 15 feet above the mammal lick itself where we wait for the lumbering peccaries to arrive, we observe and photograph them in action. Important: The observation deppends on luck on availability and weather conditions.

DAY 03:

After breakfast we leave Erika Lodge and board our canoe ride down the Alto Madre de Dios River to Boca Manu Village during our voyage we may see bird species typical of the river or forest edge such as: Black Skimmer, Pied Lapwing, Capped Heron, Jabiru Stork, and several species of kingfishers, swallows and flycatchers. Boca Manu’s village is situated a short distance from the confluence of the Manu River with the Alto Madre de Dios River place where you can buy your last fresh supplies and cold drinks before setting off again in the canoe toward Boca Lodge where we will spend the night. Option to do a short nigh walk.

*3 Free Option: Canopy zip down: At Erika Lodge, our guests traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables zip lines), as they sail through the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy, and over the trails far below. Expert guides assist you in this exciting journey through the different layers of the rain forests and explain what’s going on around you from the time you leave the ground, until you rappel back down to the forest floor.

DAY 04:

Very early and after a ten minutes boat ride, we will arrive to a Parrot Lick “Collpa”, which is a wall of clay in the riverbanks, where many species of parrots such as the blue headed parrot, the white-eyed parakeet, the dusky-headed parrot the chestnut fronted macaw and others feed for mineral and salt supplements to their diet of seeds and fruits. After registering in the official tourist logbook at Limonal, the Park Rangers Headquarters and eating an early breakfast, we will continue travel up the Manu River for 4 hours approximately into the pristine heart of the reserve; we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind us. We arrive Salvador Lake, our base safari campsite (screened dining room, toilets / showers, solar panel system for some electricity and with radio communication available). Differences in wildlife abundance will be noted immediately we will begin to sight macaws, herons, kingfishers and cormorants frequently and improve our chances of encounters with capybaras, caimans, monkeys, and other wildlife, you will often see animals sunning themselves on beaches, or foraging for food in the trees lining the riverbanks. This canoe ride gives us the opportunity to observe the immensity of the rainforest. We arrive early in the afternoon and have lunch before setting off on a jungle trail although at this time of day mammals and birds are not as active as in the early morning, we will concentrate on the forest itself and discuss general rain forest ecology, return to the campsite.

DAY 05:

We rise early in the morning, as the forest is awakened by the Red Howler monkey (Aloatta seniculus) declaring its territory. A morning walk before breakfast is a great way to catch wildlife in the pursuit of food, as the temperature is very pleasant at this time of day. We explore Salvador Lake by paddling quietly along on a catamaran, giving us the opportunity to observe unique species of birds, monkeys, caimans and with luck the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis). This endangered species can be seen swimming, fishing, eating and playing. After we enjoy lunch, we cross the river to walk a trail to another oxbow lake called Otorongo. This forest, which is estimated to be 200 to 300 years old and includes truly huge Ceiba trees and Strangler figs, and it, is home to several mammals that are occasionally encountered: Saddleback tamarins, Squirrel, Spider and Brown Capuchin Monkeys, the Collared and the white lipped peccaries. At the lake a strategically located observation tower rises 15 meters above the lake and the jungle floor, from the
top you not only get spectacular view of the lake and the surrounding forest but also excellent opportunities to observe birds from the canopy, this also gives us more chances to observe wildlife including the Giant Otter. Back at Salvador Lake, late in the afternoon we will use the catamaran and with the help of flashlights we can observe the black caimans rise from the depths of the lake and begin their search for prey.
Return to the safari campsite.

DAY 06:

Once again we wake up early, enjoy walking around Salvador Lake and then pack up and slowly go down stream the interesting Manu River. We continue to Boca Manu’s Village, situated a short distance from the confluence of the Manu and Alto Madre de Dios rivers. From here we descend the Madre de Dios River arriving Boca Lodge and spend one more night in this magical Amazon jungle. Possibility to do a short night walk through the forest to observe American bullfrogs, horned frogs, tree frogs and an incredible variety of colorful insects.

DAY 07:

Around mid morning or before,we continue up the Alto Madre de Dios River to camp on an appropriate beach in the Cultural Zone if for some chance we can not arrive Erika Lodge and enjoy the sites and sounds of the jungle for one last night.

DAY 08:

Waking up very early, we continue the trip by boat to Atalaya, where the bus will be waiting for us and drive back up and out of Manu, arriving in Cusco very late this night or the next early morning. END OF OUR SERVICES.

IMPORTANT: In order to meet with group and guide, receive last recommendations and answer questions; briefing one day prior to departure at 7:00pm. At the agency.

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Own ground transportation , own boat transportation (covered motor boats),
Specialized and bilingual guides, 01 night in Orquideas de San Pedro lodge, 02 nights in Erika Lodge, 01 night in Boca Manu Lodge, 02 night in Sajino Safari Campsite, 01 night in Yanayacu Lodge, meals (vegetarian option is available) , first aid Kit, paperwork and payment for Park permits, radio communication equipment in all lodges and campsites, and as additional service we offer safety box for values and storage for luggage in Cusco’s main office.

THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING ALONG ON A TRIP TO MANU
  • Sleeping bag (Optional)
  • Binoculars, Camera.
  • Warm clothing (in case of a cold front), long sleeve shirts and long pants (cotton)
  • 100% waterproof rain gear (long poncho or rain wear)
  • Insect repellant (at least 50% Deet), sunscreen lotion
  • Hiking shoes and sandals
  • Flashlight, enough batteries (alkaline) and bulbs
  • Wide brim hat (for sunny days), sun glasses
  • Towel, swimming suit, personal medicines and/or supplies (liquid for contact lenses,
  • for example).
  • Day pack, and one back pack or duffel bag of luggage per person
  • One bottle of water for the first day, plastic bags.

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The Manu Cultural Zone is one of the three zones in the Manu National Park that boasts high mountains, cloud forests and low jungles. In this area, there are small villages with native farmers. This zone is protected by the Ministry of Agriculture and Park Authorities to act as a buffer zone to the Reserved and Intangible Zones.

Itinerary

DAY 01.-

We will leave Cusco early in the morning to visit the interesting pre-Inca tombs of Ninamarca in the colonial town of Paucartambo before going down to the cloud forest. Here, a thick cloak of clouds provides perpetual humidity and makes an ideal habitat for epiphytic plants such as bromeliads. This varied and fascinating world is home to Peru’s national bird, the Cock of the Rock, the Spectacled Bear, Orchids, Tree Ferns (one of the oldest living plants), mosses and lichens. At least 50% of the plant species found here are endemic to this region. We will spend the night in our open-air lodge, “San Pedro.”

DAY 02.-

On the second day, we will observe the ritual mating dance of Peru’s national bird, the Cock of the Rock (Rupicola peruviana), from the platform, “lek.” After breakfast, we will continue in our bus down the narrow road between waterfalls and canyons towards the town of Pilcopata. Then, after the 30 minute bus ride, we will arrive to the Port of Atalaya, board our covered motorized boat and head down the Alto Madre de Dios River for approximately 30 minutes towards our private reserve, “Erika Lodge” where we will spend the next two nights. We will also have a short walk around the lodge. We will have two options for the day.

  • Option 1: Descend with mountain bikes from San Pedro lodge at 5,600 feet (1,700 meters) Cloud Forest to Pilcopata at 2,300 feet (700 meters).
  • Option 2: Do a three-hour rafting trip down the Kosñipata River where we will have the opportunity for a dip and of course enjoy the spectacular view of the Koñeq Canyon. Continuing down the Alto Madre de Dios River to Erika Lodge.

DAY 03.

We will wake up to the great diversity of wildlife around the lodge. Immediately after breakfast, we will start walking and our guide will explain about insects, medicinal plants, trees, reptiles, mammals, etc. Before returning for lunch, we will have the chance to swim in the clear water of natural pools close to the lodge. Early in the afternoon we will have a short boat ride to visit a small lake near the Alto Madre de Dios River. Here, we will have the chance to see the Hoatzin, a primitive bird, black caimans, many species of birds, insects, etc. This will be our last night in this wonderful Amazon jungle. We will spend the night in the lodge.

DAY 04.

We will wake up early to board the boat. After a five-minute ride, we will arrive to a small “collpa,” which is a wall of clay in the riverbanks where many types of parrots fish for mineral and salt supplements to their diets of seeds and fruits. After this colorful and noisy show, we will continue by boat to the Atalaya Port and then take our bus back to Cusco arriving late in the afternoon.

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INCLUDED:

  • Specialized and bilingual guide
  • camping equipment, 01 night in San Pedro open air lodge, 02 nights in Erika Lodge
  • meals
  • first aid kit
  • all land and river transportation
  • rafting equipment
  • safety box for values and storage for luggage.

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Recommended Packing List:

  • Binoculars, Camera and film ASA 200 and 400 for the inner forest.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Warm clothing (in case of a cold front), long sleeve shirts and long pants (cotton)
  • 100% waterproof rain gear (long poncho or rain wear)
  • Insect repellent (at least 50% Deet), sunscreen lotion
  • One pair of lightweight ankle height boots and sandals
  • Flashlight, enough batteries (alkaline) and bulbs
  • Wide brim hat (for sunny days), sun glasses
  • Towel, swimming suit, personal medicines and/or supplies (e.g.: liquid for contact lenses).
  • Day pack, and one back pack or duffel bag of luggage per person
  • One bottle of water for the first day, plastic bags

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